Dom Justo Takayama

1552 - 1615

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Justo Takayama Ukon (ジュスト高山右近), born Takayama Hikogorō (高山彦五郎) and also known as Dom Justo Takayama (c. 1552/1553 - 5 February 1615) was a Japanese Catholic Kirishitan daimyō and samurai who lived during the Sengoku period that witnessed anti-Catholic sentiment. Takayama had been baptized into the Catholic Church in 1564 when he was twelve, though he later became disenfranchised from his religion due to his actions as a samurai. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Dom Justo Takayama has received more than 329,249 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia. Dom Justo Takayama is the 909th most popular religious figure (up from 1,113th in 2019), the 266th most popular biography from Japan (up from 385th in 2019) and the 11th most popular Japanese Religious Figure.

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Among religious figures, Dom Justo Takayama ranks 909 out of 3,187Before him are Hudhayfah ibn al-Yaman, Franz Ehrle, Thomas Williams, Itzhak Stern, Ascanio Sforza, and John Eudes. After him are Adalbert of Magdeburg, Antipope Felix II, Sebastian Castellio, Lambert of Maastricht, Cyril Lucaris, and Antoine Perrenot de Granvelle.

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Among people born in 1552, Dom Justo Takayama ranks 11Before him are Vasili IV of Russia, Hans von Aachen, Lavinia Fontana, Seonjo of Joseon, Jost Bürgi, and Edmund Spenser. After him are Petrus Plancius, Henri, Prince of Condé, Agrippa d'Aubigné, Pietro Cataldi, Anna of Cleves, and Paolo Sarpi. Among people deceased in 1615, Dom Justo Takayama ranks 6Before him are Margaret of Valois, Hans von Aachen, Toyotomi Hideyori, Sanada Yukimura, and Giambattista della Porta. After him are Heo Jun, Yodo-dono, Virginia de' Medici, Claudio Acquaviva, Felipe Guaman Poma de Ayala, and Alonso Pérez de Guzmán y Sotomayor, 7th Duke of Medina Sidonia.

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Among people born in Japan, Dom Justo Takayama ranks 266 out of 6,245Before him are Emperor Tsuchimikado (1196), Eiichiro Oda (1975), Kōki Hirota (1878), Emperor Ingyō (376), Suzuki Harunobu (1725), and Hiroshi Yamauchi (1927). After him are Emperor Toba (1103), Emperor Monmu (683), Mōri Motonari (1497), Emperor Go-Fushimi (1288), Hideki Shirakawa (1936), and Eiji Yoshikawa (1892).


Among religious figures born in Japan, Dom Justo Takayama ranks 11Before him are Paulo Miki (1564), Empress Meishō (1624), Abe no Seimei (921), Sen no Rikyū (1522), Yamamoto Tsunetomo (1659), and Mikao Usui (1865). After him are Ikkyū (1394), Eisai (1141), Saichō (767), Shinran (1173), Senhime (1597), and Hōnen (1133).